John Scott Yoga Application Features

Questions and Answers

 

Updates:

05 May 2017 : Website review underway

Why release an App when there's the DVD and training?

John's very keen to reach a wider audience as well as keeping contact with the many students and teacher trainees that he has formed long standing relationships with over the years.  Students new to the practice, keen to understand John's view point on the Vinyasa Count of the Primary Series will find the application a valuable tool to help in their studies of the practice.  Existing students and teacher trainees will find the reference material included directly from John's teacher training course notes invaluable reference material in their time away from John's guiding influence.

Remember, the App isn't intended to replace the need to practice or study under a recognised teacher, it's meant as a readily accessible version of the Vinyasa Count for the Primary series.  

Why not just include the full video?

The main concern is where your focus should be.   During practice on your mat we firmly believe you shouldn't be looking around at images on your phone.  John's instruction is clear enough to guide through the majority of the practice so think of the slideshow images as a mechanism for reminding you quickly how the Asana's are performed.  Away from your mat, of course, having the Asana slideshow is a great visual reminder of the practice and you'll find the teaching notes on the back of the Asana images where they appear a great introduction and reminder of John's deep knowledge of the practice.  

We're hoping you also own the DVD too!

 

How do I go about synchronising scores on more than 1 device?

It's quite a straight forward process.  You need to be online for this to work:

  1. On your first device sign in to Game Center either through the App or through Game Center's own App
  2. Launch John Scott Yoga App and make sure you have at least 1 score in the Quiz
  3. Make sure you return to the main menu.  This pushes all your scores to our server
On the second device:
  1. Make sure you sign in to Game Center with the same credentials as you did in the first device
  2. Launch John Scott Yoga App
  3. The App should automatically detect that you have a score on a different device and prompt you if you want to sync
  4. If it doesn't, you can go to the 'Help and Support' menu and select 'Sync Scores'.
  5. Select the score you want (there's probably only the one).  
  6. Confirm the change

Watch the video tour to see this in action

*An online connection and Game Center registration is required for this feature.  

Air Drop (iOS 7 Required)

Version 01.00.01 supports AirDrop to allow you to quickly and easily send one set of scores from once device to another running the App.  Select the device you want to share with, confirm the send and receipt of the data and that's it!

Please make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your device if you are having difficulties with this feature.  Click here for information from Apple on how to use AirDrop

 

Why release John Scott Lite and what are it's differences with the full Application?

The lite version is there to give new students and those curious to  John's Teachings an insight into the Ashtanga Practice as taught by John.  We were looking to release an App as quickly as possible and found that the lengthy review process that each App undergoes warranted us to release a cut down version of the full application for you.  

As most practitioners of Ashtanga are aware the practice is often taught to beginners as a 'Half Primary' series.  The Lite application is essentially our 'Half Primary' version of the full App.  Its there to cover the basics, give an introduction to John and his way of teaching, show the Half Primary series and to focus on that.  It's a good introduction to the Full Application as well and we think it fits in nicely for those interested in our products but want to check out the application first

The differences between the Lite and Full versions are as follows:

  1. Teaching, Practice and Closing Mantraa. The full version offers additional versions of these chants - (new versions and call/response with John)
  2. The Lite version details Asanas from Standing to Navasana then Back Bending to Savasana.  The Full version includes all postures from Bhujapidasana to Urdhva Mukha Pascimattanasana (an extra 10 postures)

Features only found in the Full version:

  1. Sanskrit numbers and Terms
  2. Ashtanga Flip Cards covering all 47 postures of the Primary Series.  This will help with your revision of the Ashtanga Count (can be sent to external reader and/or printed)
  3. Vinyasa Quiz with 8 levels and 4 variations*.  This quiz links to Game Center and scores can be sync'd across devices (requires Game Center login)
  4. Inspirational Videos*.  The Full App links to external videos of John teaching and practicing.  These will change from time to time.
  5. Online Store*.  Additional items for purchase will appear in the in-app Store.  Currently these are:
    1. Windows on a Practice
    2. Ashtanga Primary Series Charts
    3. 5 Step Focussed 12
  6. Online registration*
  7. Push Notifications*.  Once we get up and running we may from time to time send you push notifications informing you of John's activities.  You can opt out of this at any time

 *An online connection is required for these features.

 
 

When I hit 'Play' on the Asana playback I don't hear John's Instructions

We were bit by this issue ourselves!  The cause of this (other than your volume being set very low!) is the privacy switch on the side of your device.  If you have this switched on - so you don't get those pesky phone calls or text messages mid practice - it actually stops the App from playing back the Audio track as well.  You may find that the audio from iTunes songs may still play but we found that we couldn't get the App to play the audio instruction from John when this switch was on.  If you make sure the switch is off and your volume is set correctly you should hear John ok.

To check, open up Surya Namaskara A and tap the image of John standing at the end of his mat.  The play triangle at the top right of the App should changed to pause (2 bars) and if you've tapped near the top of the image the audio scrubber may have dropped down as well.  Tapping anywhere on the image (apart from the top) starts/pauses the audio playback.  When the audio scrubber is visible (tap near the top of the image if it's not on display) you can drag thewhite positional button to the left and right and the audio will move with you.  Note that the images will change too so it's a good way to quickly see the images for the posture you're looking at!